There are plenty of places to choose from in the Ottawa area. A lot of the ski hills are located across the border in Quebec but we also have some excellent spots just West of Ottawa. All are within driving distance of downtown.
Have you skied before? If so, then you are familiar with that rush you get when skiing down the slopes. If not, that’s okay – we all have to start somewhere. All the ski hills in Ottawa provide lessons for all ages. Even if you know how but it has been awhile since you have gone then it may be a good idea to take a lesson as a refresher.
So, pick a location, grab some warm clothing and go have some fun on the slopes! If you fall, don’t worry – just laugh it off, pick yourself up and start over again. The falling part is the part that we are really good at but it is still a fun time!
Here is a list of locations for Ottawa Skiing and in the surrounding areas:
Calabogie Peaks Resort
Calabogie (near Arnprior)
Mont Ste. Marie
Mont Ste. Marie, Quebec
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
When you are all finished for the day, don’t forget to take some time to sit in the chalet by the fire (if they have one) and enjoy a hot beverage before you head back into the city!
If you are interested in cross country skiing there are hundreds of trails throughout the city. You can go to Gatineau Park or along the river or even the canal. You will often find that people make their own trails on the many biking & walking paths that are here.
Some of the ski hills offer other winter activities as well such as tubing or hiking. We have had the chance to enjoy both activities when we went to Mount Pakenham recently.
Whatever you decide to do, have a great time on your day out in the fresh air!